OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2012
The month of October brought some sad news our way. Our Pastor’s eldest son’s wife passed away with cancer at the age of sixty-two. It is so hard to imagine life without the one you have walked so long through life with. Then Pam’s niece lost her husband with a heart attack. He was only fifty years old. Lastly David read online that an evangelist he had gone to college with had passed away in October at the age of sixty-eight. I suppose age makes one ponder more the words James wrote “For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.” Each time I see the steam rise from the kettle when making a cup of tea I think of this verse.
The radio station in Dubbo is hopefully getting closer to being a reality. We are preparing the papers to send to the proper authority for a temporary broadcasting license. The station has also been approved as a deductible gift recipient by the Australian Tax Office which means gifts (donations) over $2 given to the station are tax deductible. We have also applied to the owner of a building in the city who has had a room for lease for many months to consider donating the room for to the station and they then could receive a tax deduction. We are still waiting on their answer. This room is not exactly what is needed for the studio but it would give us a place to begin. My desire is different from the others in the group as they have their likes but Pam and I desire that the Lord will use this medium to get the precious gospel out to a small part of this lost world in which we live.
In November we make another trip to Sydney. I have an appointment at the Royal Prince Alfred for a two hour hearing and balance test. The next day the neurologist has referred me to an audiologist to hopefully determine what frequencies may be causing the buzzing static in the left ear. We can only wait and see (or is it hear?). The buzzing is not as frequent as it was several months ago for which I am very thankful. Pam has an appointment with the endocrinologist in Orange also in November. She must have some more scans done at radiology here in Dubbo before her appointment with the endocrinologist. He will be making an assessment on whether to kill her thyroid or not at this time. I guess most of these physical disorders have appeared due to the length of our days upon this earth.
We do rejoice and thank the Lord that most of our lives we have not had many physical ailments.
We will close this epistle with Psalm 71:18 “Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to every one that is to come.”
Serving the Soon Coming Saviour,
David and Pam Bennett